WooHoo, it's my Birthday!!

Technically, anyway. After a super long day I fell asleep so early (like 9 pm!) that I woke up just before midnight and now I'm wide awake. Good thing I woke up when I did, I needed to be online to order stuff for the final day of the Online Extravaganza! Got everything I had planned on getting and now I can go back to bed whenever I want....but first I've got to figure out what I'm doing tomorrow! :D We had a fantastic "make and take" session this afternoon with… Read more

Saturday Birthday Brunch

Hi, Everyone! My family was so sweet today, taking me to a birthday brunch at a place in Burbank we've been to before called Castaway. It is a neat restaurant at the top of a hill overlooking Los Angeles, quite a pretty view most days. Today it was rainy and stormy and we got a great show from up there. It directly overlooks a huge golf course and there were deer grazing on the golf course. They didn't even look up when the golf carts went by! That's my granddaughter Kiera… Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! I am just finishing with my dinner prep and getting ready for my family to arrive but wanted to post a pic or two AND wish you all a great holiday. I hope that wherever you are the day is filled with joy and happiness! I will post some pics of my table when it is finished. In the mean time have a wonderful holiday and enjoy that turkey....or ham! Deb xoxo Read more

It is definitely getting COLDER!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and everything is all a-flutter here. Between getting the house ready, baking pies, and defrosting the turkey, things have been a little hectic today. It will all be worth it tomorrow when my kids come over and we have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner all together! If I haven't mentioned it before we are about to enter the Sale-A- Bration catalog time. If you are a demonstrator you can order out of the new Occasions Catalog (available to everyone else on Ja… Read more

Tuesday and Fall is in the Air!

It has been fantastically chilly the past few days, keeping in mind that for Southern California "chilly" is anywhere between 65-74 degrees! But it's more than that, there is a crispness in the air that wasn't there before, everything feels a bit fresher. Not sure what is happening but I LIKE it!! Here are a few cards I just put together. Even though I made them through an online class I took, they show what you can do with just one stamp set and some paper. Sure, I … Read more

Rainy Sunday

This was the view today on the way to Temecula. The sky was alternately gray and stormy, with the sun peeking out every so often. This was a rare view of the sun piercing through the gray storm clouds, really spectacular in person. We don't often get pretty skies like this so when we do I take advantage! It actually cleared quite a bit in Temecula and then started storming again on the way home. Currently it is steadily raining and night has fallen. Still, a pretty awesome Sunday… Read more

Friday Is Here!

This week has been filled with sick children, doctor's appointments, and various other things that are NOT relaxing and fun. However, there is still time for some stamping and paper crafting IF you get up early or stay up late! I recently made about six cards so I can mail them out to my close family and friends for Thanksgiving, I know they don't have them yet but I'm sure they don't read this blog so I can post them here: These are similar to some cards I made earlie… Read more

The Weekend is Almost Over!

Gosh, it went by so fast, too! Grandkids (well, one of them) was sick on Friday when we were watching them for the day. She is feeling much better now but it was a very tough 24 hours or so. Whatever bug she had made her throw up more than 7 times and it was really hard for her to keep anything down. Luckily, Sawyer did not catch it though Aaron (my son) did get a smidge of it. They are all feeling 100% today. Fion got lucky, too! Yesterday we went out with Chelsea to get her some int… Read more

Thankful Thursday....Again!

Hello, Everyone! Today I am thankful that the election is over and hope that someday soon both opposing sides will learn to get along and not be so hurtful on social media. It has basically driven me off most social sites (not entirely a BAD thing!) but it is still distressing to see so many adults acting like spoiled children. I've been busy creating some new cards the past day or so and I want to share them with you now. Here is something for Christmas but not in traditional Chr… Read more

I missed Monday!!

Darn, so many things going on and I missed blogging completely yesterday!! On a positive note, I got a lot done in the crafting world. Here are a couple of Thanksgiving cards I was working on...tell me what you think! They are both basically the same, just on one I used the square Stitched Shapes framelit and on the other I used the round. The embellishments are slightly different and in slightly different location, but all the paper and ink, etc. are all the same. Basic, simple, yet … Read more

Sunday Night....

Hi Everyone...I just wanted to put some of the measurements for the last card up before I forgot in case any of you want to try it yourself. Here's the card again: Supplies: Smoky Slate card base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Layer 1- From "Go Wild" DSP card stack measures 5 1/4 x 4" Layer 2 - Basic black card stock used Decorative Dots embossing folder Middle tree - Winter Wonderland vellum DSP stack - Perfect Pines framelits Silver Glimmer Basic Black ink - Peaceful P… Read more

Good morning, Everyone!! It's Daylight Saving's Sunday!

Wow, I guess we were all supposed to Fall Back at 2 am and now we have an extra hour to make cards today? WIN! Here's a card I was creating late last night. When I'm tired sometimes I make bad choices, but I think I did ok last night. It is for a color challenge next week and you'd be surprised when you challenge yourself (or in my case, when my team challenges come up!) how creative you can get when bringing colors together. The color challenge was for black, silver, smok… Read more

Saturday of Sharing!

Hello, Everyone! Today is Saturday and hubby is on a work weekend. Since he works seven days ON and seven days OFF, this is obviously part of his seven on. I've been spending the day doing mundane household stuff like laundry and cleaning and some exciting stuff like organizing my crafting supplies (a never-ending story!) and snapping a few pictures here and there. Here's one of my new metal cart from Target. It is not how it will remain but it is this way for NOW. What do you… Read more

Fantastic Friday!!

Hi Everyone! It is Fantastic Friday!  To be precise, it is 4:21 pm on Friday afternoon and for most people that means your weekend is about to start...WooHoo! I have a quick picture or two for you: This first card combines my two most favorite things at the moment, that would be the new Stitched Shapes framelits from Stampin' Up! and the Paisleys & Poseys framelits. I also threw in some DSP (Designer Series Paper) and the sentiment from the Paisleys & Poseys stamp set. For… Read more

A couple of quick pictures before I get busy...

You guys guessed it!! The second box had my new Stitched Shapes framelits and a few other goodies and I can't wait to get started with the creative process! Dinner had to be made, other chores were waiting for me, but it looks like it is finally that time of night I like to call "me time!" Don't forget to comment to enter my next giveaway. You never know what it might be but it will be something pretty and you'll love it. Now check these out! The next pictures yo… Read more

November 3rd....Thankful Thursday!

In terms of being thankful, I am very...even though you may hear me talk about my painful knees, or how stiff I was, or how I couldn't walk too much because of something or other, I truly am thankful for all the things I CAN do. Take today, for instance. The UPS guy (Dennis) drove up and brought me a beautiful brown box of wonder from Stampin' Up! Since I had just ordered the newest sensation, "Stitched Shapes," from the link on November 1, I was positive that it cou… Read more

Just a Quick Note...

We are headed to Temecula for a hair appointment and to see my sis today. Before we go, I wanted to post a couple of pics of the storage boxes for the framelits. These have really turned out better than I'd hoped and now I can keep my framelits safe for years to come. Not done with all of them but here is what I have so far: To me, the fronts looked better when I stamped the images in colors. I also did not stamp the entire stamp set, only what corresponded to the framelits in tha… Read more